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Inspiration / 19 Dec 2017

20+ Best Isometric Mockup Templates

Are you looking for a unique way to present your designs to your clients? Then use these isometric mockups to give your designs a 3D-like view and stand out from the crowd.

Mockups created with the isometric perspective allows you to showcase your website designs, apps, logos, business cards, and more while giving them a 3D visual representation. This is an effective way to avoid showing the same old flat front and back views of your design. We’ve picked some of the best isometric mockups you can use for showcasing different types of designs.

Graphics / 18 Dec 2017

3 Web Design Rules You Should Actually Try to Break

There are a ton of design rules that get stuck in your head. Things more senior designers suggested, elements of design theory, or lessons learned in classes along the way. But maybe you should actually break some of these rules?

Design trends and concepts change a lot over time. Technological advances, in particular, have changed some of the rules. Design is an evolving process and what works today, might change tomorrow. With that in mind, here are three design rules you should actually try to break.

Inspiration / 15 Dec 2017

30+ Best Procreate Brushes

If you’re a digital artist searching for the perfect Procreate brush to craft stunning illustrations or to design unique website header images, we’ve got a great collection of professional Procreate brushes just for you.

Procreate is amongst the most popular drawing apps available for iPad Pro. It’s actually more than just a simple drawing app. With the Apple Pencil stylus and the right set of brushes, this app can help you craft amazing digital drawings and paintings.

The app comes with over 130 basic brushes. But, many people don’t realize that they can expand this collection with custom brushes that have been carefully created by professionals. We’ve handpicked some of the best custom brushes you can use with your Procreate app. Have a look and make your pick.

Graphics / 14 Dec 2017

Pantone’s Color of the Year: Ultra Violet (And How to Use It)

Ultra Violet. It sounds like the name of a pop band. Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018 is inspired by music and art and individuality.

The color is reminiscent of Prince’s famous purple and it is part of a growing trend in design to use bolder, brighter colors in more projects. Here’s a look at Pantone’s color of the year and how you can use it in your projects.

Reviews / 12 Dec 2017

How to Create a Beautiful Website With Wix

Today, you don’t need a graphic design or computer science degree to create a beautiful and functional website. Thanks to the Wix platform and other website builders, anyone can create a stylish website and manage their business online.

What sets Wix apart from some of the other tools out there is that it allows you full creative freedom to create any kind of website you want. Plus, there are drag-and-drop design tools, artificial design intelligence, and even code options. Wix offers a complete package for anyone needing to build a professional website. Here’s how to do it.

Inspiration / 12 Dec 2017

10 Web Design Trends to Watch for in 2018

As 2017 winds down, it’s a good time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year and start thinking about designs yet to come.

Looking at more recent designs, redesigns and even just design tweaks, a few distinct trends are starting to emerge as the front-runners heading into 2018. Here’s a look at some of the web design trends that will likely become popular (and many of these concepts can be used for print design as well).

Inspiration / 11 Dec 2017

70+ Christmas Mockups, Icons, Graphics & Resources

Christmas is on the way! Whether you’re designing festive party flyers, looking for Christmas mockups, or a holiday icon set, we have a great collection for you today!

We’ve pulled together a fantastic collection of Christmas flyers and templates, mockups, icons, vectors, and much more. Some of them are completely free, some cost a few dollars, but all of them will get you in the festive spirit. Have fun looking through this selection of resources, and we hope you find a few that help out with your holiday design work!

Business / 6 Dec 2017

Are You a Good Designer or a Great Designer? Here Are the 10 Signs

Some people are better suited for certain jobs than others. Skills and personality traits combine to make you good—or great—at your job. When it comes to design, do you know where you fall? Are you a good designer? Or a great one?

The answer might be both. Between good days and bad, and projects that rock and ones that leave you ragged, one of the things that will help you be a better designer all the time is awareness of characteristics that great designers have in common.

Inspiration / 5 Dec 2017

20+ Best iPhone X Mockups

The iPhone X is Apple’s most radical phone to date. Which makes an iPhone X mockup the perfect way to showcase your design in an original way, especially if you’re working on an app, video game, or a website design.

iPhone X has a unique bezel-less design which makes it stand out. This also makes things a bit harder for designers to find mockups for the device. So, to save you the trouble, we found a collection of stunning new iPhone X mockups you can use to promote your work and showcase products. Enjoy!

Graphics / 4 Dec 2017

5 Web Design Trends We’re Already Over

Design trends have to be used cautiously. Just as quickly as many trends come into fashion; they can fall out of favor and make a design feel dated.

Don’t ignore them completely — testing out trends can stretch your creative muscles and help you create something you might not have tried otherwise. But do be aware of what’s fresh, what’s timeless, and what’s out of date! Here are five design trends that are over (or should be anyway).

Inspiration / 1 Dec 2017

30+ Best Bootstrap Admin Templates of 2018

Planning to develop a new web app? Or create a stunning backend membership area for your services? Then it’s time to start thinking about designing an admin dashboard.

Creating an effective admin dashboard that your users enjoy coming back to over and over again can be a challenging task. You have to work with user experience designers to make sure the design offers the best experience to your users.

Thankfully, we have a solution that’ll help you save a lot of money and time, by starting with one of these stunning admin templates!

Business / 30 Nov 2017

Challenges Every Freelance Designer Will Face in 2018

A new year is looming ahead, which comes with new challenges, even for the seasoned freelance designer. As you look back and celebrate the wins of 2017 – as you deservedly should – it’s time to think ahead to what’s in store for the new year as well!

There seems to be a shift again in trends and technology that could present challenges (and opportunities!) for designers in 2018. Here’s a look at some of the curveballs that might come your way. And how to be ready for them when they do.